Entries by Greg Sinadinos

Hakushu 12 Year

We got bold earthy flavors, nice strong smoke, and light notes of sweet and floral. Overall, I’d say it would be nice to pair with a bold dish or have on the back-end of a tasting to give an extra punch when your taste buds are beginning to run flavors together. 

Eagle Rare

The flavor is straightforward and uncomplicated. For those of you who have read my reviews, you know that I enjoy my mellow pours as much as I enjoy my complex ones. For the price, it’s definitely a pour you can share with whiskey novices and experts alike.

Duke’s Buffalo Trace Soap

It has a nice vanilla and wheated smell to it, typical of buffalo trace products. If you’ve ever been to a distillery and noted that sweet mash scent dearly associated with quality bourbons, it reminds me of that. There are notes of oak, but they sit behind the sweet mash scent as more of an afterthought than the primary driver.

Jameson Whiskey

The Nose is full of malted barley, browned butter, tinged oak, and full of spices. The body is full but not overpowering allowing the flavor to pull through. Spice, malt, charcoal, oak, sweet honey-vanilla, and toasted nuts develop throughout the palate. The finish brings that barley back but smoked this time, much like grilled corn husk, and light honeysuckle.

Crown Royal

The nose is uncomplicated. Sweet vanilla candies, werther’s candy, light notes of spiced oak. The body is smooth and creamy. The palate has notes of caramel creams, rye, oak, and apple peel. The finish is, again, straightforward. Maplewood peaks through followed by notes of charred oak and rye.

Jim Beam (Kentucky Straight Bourbon)

The nose is simple. Ethanol, corn husk, cheerios, and vanilla. Straightforward and unapologetically dry and earthy. The body is full with a little more heat than we personally would like for a bourbon of this proof. The palate is full of roasted oak, earthy muddle spice, roasted oak, and a light play of turpentine and creme brulee peak through.

Jack Daniels (Old No. 7)

ack Daniels is timeless. Founded by the legendary Jack Daniels himself in 1864, he learned the art of whiskey-making from a preacher and an enslaved man. He would later hire the man out of slavery to take a spot as the first Jack Daniels Master Distiller.

Elmer T Lee

“Named after Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee, this whiskey is hand selected and bottled to the taste and standards of Elmer T. Lee himself. Perfectly balanced and rich, as declared by the man who knows how great bourbon should taste.”

Buffalo Trace

Distillery: Buffalo TraceProof: 90MSRP: $24.99 From The Distiller: “Made from the finest corn, rye and barley malt, this whiskey ages in new oak barrels for years in century old warehouses until the peak of maturity. The taste is rich and complex, with hints of vanilla, toffee and candied fruit.”